HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Uzii Dieng (Brooklyn, N.Y.) factored into three goals as the No. 21 Connecticut College men's soccer team steamrolled Trinity by a 3-0 score on Wednesday evening.
Connecticut College (5-0, NESCAC 2-0) remains undefeated and has outscored its opponents by a 15-1 margin through five matches. The only goal the Camels have surrendered came on a penalty shot.
After both offenses were held in check for most of the first half, senior Christian Murphy (Newport News, Va.) got behind the Trinity defense when he received a pass from Dieng and fired a shot past goalie Andrew Clark in the 28th minute to open the scoring. The quiet first half only saw each team attempt two shots on target, and the Camels held a 1-0 advantage at the break.
Connecticut College came out with a vengeance in the second frame and doubled their lead when Dieng finished a pass from senior Ben Highton (Darien, Conn.) in the 49th minute and then fed Murphy for his second goal of the match just 3:11 later. The Camels continued peppering both Clark and reserve goalkeeper Everett Lyons with 16 shots in the last 45 minutes and cruised to an easy three-goal victory.
Sophomore netminder AJ Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) made four saves to pick up his third shutout victory of the season for Connecticut College, which outshot the Bantams, 22-6, and had a commanding 10-3 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Clark of Trinity (1-4, NESCAC 0-3) was charged with the loss after turning away only two shots and allowing all three of the goals in nearly 63 minutes of action.
Connecticut College will play two NESCAC matches in as many days this weekend and will first travel to face Hamilton on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m.